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why banks are rolling in dough. but first, bill moller joins us with a taxing hangover. what you need to know about next year's taxes is coming up after the break. not only are there new income tax laws that affect those forms you hopefully filed on time this year, there are new estate tax laws that will affect your estate planning. steven peck is an estate planning attorney. who would worry about this? i thought estate planning was just for the super rich. - almost everyone needs to be worried about estate planning, even if you are not over the tax limit - very few people actually are over the tax limit nowadays with the new exemption of $5.25 million. but, other people could be subject to it in the future. - there are aspects of estate planning that do affect a lot of people. for example, gift taxes. - right. the gift tax exemption was raised to the same level as the estate tax: the same $5.25 million. it was supposed to go down to a million, so this is a good opportunity for people to take advantage of this, because with the new budget proposal, there is a good chance they could lo
to vote this week on a proposal that could add taxes to all puchases made online. the marketplace fairness act would allow states to collect sales tax from online retailers. amazon and other etailers dodge paying sales tax in states where there is no storefront presence. opponets of the bill argue state sales tax laws are too complex for the legislation to work. brick and mortar stores contend the tax loophole gives online stores a price advantage. the ceo of yahoo is defending her decision to end the tech company's work from home policy. the controversy sparked in february when a yahoo memo revealed marissa mayer was insisting yahoo employees would work better in the office than home. last week at a conference in los angeles, mayer told a crowd her comments were wrongly perceived as an "industry narrative." she also clarified: people are more productive when they are alone, but more innovative when they are together. the "silver state" is facing a rising unemployment rate. nevada now has the highest unemployment rate in the nation at 9.7%. nevada, california and mississippi had been tied
with the government cutbacks and also the tax hike that we had - that's the increased payroll tax for social security that we saw - so that is biting into the economy. but clearly, almost all the data, not only here but around the world, has come out weaker, so that is real; and combine that with some disappointing earnings on balance, and i think that is cause for concern or pause for the market right now. - gold futures made a mighty move to the downside this week. what are you seeing in gold mining stocks? - wow, i tell you, it was a real blowout in gold. gold is one of those assets, but i look at gold back in '08 was, i think, a low $600, and it is now still, what, close to $1,400? so, a set-back was ok, it was just one of those classic commodity washouts. gold miners, on the other hand, they have lagged the price of gold for the past several years at least, and a lot of that has to do with their cost of production and some of the acquisitions they've made and some of the operating cost or lack of management of such. so it's a little different. it is not really a pure gold play, it was a real equ
want to separate out for taxes, for keeping your books straight, and to prove that you are really running a business by keeping it separated. the other is there is a dirty secret around personal credit and business credit. - so using your credit card to pay your business expenses. - and a lot of companies have to do it. it's very natural that you'd want to do that. but every time you max out your credit cards over the holiday season to get inventory, you are lowering your personal credit score, and that is making it harder for you to get business credit in the future. so it is important, as soon as you can, to separate those out. - you make the point of, you need to beg and borrow. what do you mean by that? - sometimes you need to beg and borrow. everybody knows, you might need to go to your uncle or someone in your family to help you start your business. but it is important to document when you do that, so you can invite them back to thanksgiving dinner. know if they are buying a part of your company, know your plan to repay them. know if it is just debt and you are going to repa
for vounteers to donate blood, and the irs extended the tax deadline to july 15th for taxpayers in massachusetts and others involved in the tragedy. meanwhile, in washingto, a scare wednesday as mail screeners intercepted a suspicious letter sent to president obama one day after a similar letter potentially laced with poison was detected before it reached mississippi senator roger wicker. but it's the president's speech last evening from the white house rose garden that's also generating interest today. using strong language, he lashed out at gun lobby groups for causing the failure of a senate vote to expand background checks. the president adds polls show roughly 90% of americans support better background checks. the nra calls the bill "misguided." investors are buying shares of a supermarket stock by the cartload. fairway market, a popular grocery chain, opened for trade on the nasdaq yesterday. even as the nasdaq dropped 60 points, the fairway ipo popped 33%. fairway shares priced in at $13 and closed at $17.35. the company is raising money to open new stores in new york, new jersey and conn
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